Ronald Keith Bartels, 4:00 PM, Friday, June 23, 2017


Ronald Keith Bartels, 70, of Guthrie, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017. He was born September 16, 1946, in Oklahoma City to Ernest James Bartels II and Lilly Agnes (Cain) Bartels.

Ronald worked for many years as a heating and air conditioning technician. In his spare time, he kept birds, some of which were very outspoken and one of which frequently said "Rush is right!" Ronald was a politics enthusiast and greatly enjoyed debating political matters. You could agree on the same thing with him and he would still argue about it with you! Ronald would and often did debate anything. In his younger years, he was a CB radio hobbyist along with his stepson Chris, whom he helped develop a love for and talent with technology that would grow and flourish over the years.

Ronald is survived by his brother, Ernest James Bartels III and wife Jackie, of Guthrie; three nephews, Donald "Donnie" Guy, of Harrah, Bruce Guy and wife Linda, of Harrah, and Jaye Bartels and wife Dana, of Guthrie; niece, Laura Long and husband James, of Guthrie; stepson Christopher Brannon, of Seattle, Washington; many grand-nieces and grand-nephews; and his pet bird, Bird.

He is preceded in death by his parents Ernest and Lilly; two sisters, Mary Ann Guy-Baty and Grace Bartels; stepson Alan Bartels; and longtime friend Doris Brannon.

Memorial Services for Ronald will be held by his family at 4:00 PM Friday, June 23, 2017, at Calvary Temple Church, 1801 S. Kelley Ave. in Edmond.


Carroll Coolers commented on 13-Jun-2017 09:10 AM
We are all thinking and praying for you and your family at this difficult time. May Ronald rest in peace.
Your Friends at Carroll Coolers


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